Returning for its ninth year, few events in the Northern Irish calendar are as well established as the Atlantic Sessions. The accolades and regular sell outs have ensured prolonged success and it’s no surprise to see another packed schedule again this year.
Populating venues including coffee shops, bars, hotels and more across the Causeway Coast, the events will run from 16th – 19th November this year, ensuring there’s plenty on for visitors to Portrush, Portstewart and Portballintrae. This year the Atlantic Sessions will be delivering its busy schedule in partnership with Bushmills Irish Whiskey and Tourism Ireland.
There are certainly a lot of highlights to look forward to, ranging from Ryan Vail‘s already sold out Laser Show, Iain Archer, Ports with Prima Quartet and a trio of songwriters on the one night with Joshua Burnside, Rory Nellis and Gareth Dunlop.
Programming is by Snow Water, in association with Third Bar, and its director Carolyn Mathers commented:
“Northern Ireland is extraordinary in the richness of its artistic talent and Atlantic Sessions is a perfect opportunity to showcase our creative energy to international audiences. This year we will feature a series of new collaborations and ‘In the Round’ concerts exclusively for the festival, six of the NI Music Prize 2017 nominees, plus EP and Single launches. Audiences will have an opportunity to witness our finest singer-songwriters partner together in intimate environments. We’re very grateful for the support of our new partners, the hospitality sector and delighted that interest in Northern Ireland’s music scene is stronger than ever.”
Full line up details are available on the Atlantic Sessions website.